Dr Alison Booth

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Teaching And Learning, Food, Nutrition And Dietetics)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

alison.booth@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17211

Research interests

Alison co-leads the School Food and Nutrition research group within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). Her research specialises in nutrition promotion and focuses on food and nutrition education in schools, food literacy education, the school food environment, teacher professional development, and young adult food behaviours.

Conferences

Booth AO, Lowis C, Hunter SJ, McKinley MC. 2009. Development of a computer-based nutrition and physical activity self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (Poster presentation). The 20th World Diabetes Congress, Montreal. Booth AO, Lowis C, Hunter SJ, McKinley MC. 2008. Self-management of Type 2 diabetes: experiences and opinions of patients and health professionals in relation to diet and physical activity (Poster presentation). 5th World Congress on the Prevention of Diabetes and its Complications, Helsinki. Booth AO, Lowis C, Hunter SJ, McKinley MC. 2008. Role of diet and physical activity in the self-management of type 2 diabetes: experiences and opinions of patients and health professionals (Oral presentation). Nutrition Society Irish Section Meeting, Dublin. Booth AO, Nowson CA. 2007. Diet and exercise goal setting within interactive, tailored, Internet-based weight loss program (Oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 4th Annual meeting, Oslo. Booth AO, Matters H, Nowson CA. 2006. Evaluation of an Interactive, Personalised, Internet-based Weight Loss Program (Poster presentation). The Nutrition Society of Australia, 30th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney. Booth AO, Nowson CA. 2006. Frequency GPs offer lifestyle advice and refer overweight patients for weight management (Oral presentation). The I World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, Barcelona. Booth AO, Nowson CA. 2006. Evaluation of an Interactive, Personalised, Internet-based Weight Loss Program (Poster presentation). The I World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, Barcelona. Booth AO, Nowson CA, Huang N, Lombard C, Singleton KL. 2005. The evaluation of a brief pilot nutrition and exercise intervention for the prevention of weight gain in general practice patients (Oral presentation). The Nutrition Society of Australia, 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne. Booth AO, Nowson CA, Huang N, Lombard C, Singleton KL. 2005. The development and evaluation of a brief pilot nutrition and exercise intervention for the prevention of weight gain in general practice patients (Poster presentation). The International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 4th Annual meeting, Amsterdam. Booth AO, Nowson CA, Worsley A, Margerison C, Jorna MK. 2003. Dietary approaches for weight loss with increased fruit, vegetables and dairy products (Oral presentation). The Nutrition Society of Australia, 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart.

Publications

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2021

What factors are associated with food security among recently-arrived refugees resettling in high-income countries? A scoping review.

J Wood, A Booth, C Margerison, A Worsley

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 4313-4327, Public Health Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Food and nutrition education opportunities within Australian primary schools

P Love, A Booth, C Margerison, C Nowson, C Grimes

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 1291-1301, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

A qualitative investigation of school age children, their parents and school staff on their participation in the Digital Education to LImit Salt in the Home (DELISH) program

M Bouterakos, A Booth, D Khokhar, M West, C Margerison, K Campbell, C Nowson, C Grimes

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 283-296, Health education research, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

The association between dietary sodium intake, adiposity and sugar-sweetened beverages in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Carley Grimes, Kristy Bolton, Alison Booth, Durreajam Khokhar, Carrie Service, Feng He, Caryl Nowson

(2020), pp. 1-19, British Journal of Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

The digital education to limit salt in the home program improved salt-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in parents

Durreajam Khokhar, Caryl Nowson, Claire Margerison, Madeline West, Karen Campbell, Alison Booth, Carley Grimes

(2019), Vol. 21, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article

Salt preference and ability to discriminate between salt content of two commercially available products of Australian Primary schoolchildren

Madeline West, Djin Liem, Alison Booth, Caryl Nowson, Carley Grimes

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

What does healthy eating mean? Australian teachers' perceptions of healthy eating in secondary school curricula

G Boddy, A Booth, A Worsley

(2019), Vol. 119, pp. 277-290, Health education, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Diet-induced weight loss has no effect on psychological stress in overweight and obese adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Alison Booth, Xiaodan Wang, Anne Turner, Caryl Nowson, Susan Torres

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Digital Education to Limit Salt in the Home (DELISH) Program improves knowledge, self-efficacy, and behaviors among children

Carley Grimes, Alison Booth, Durreajam Khokhar, Madeline West, Claire Margerison, Karen Campbell, Caryl Nowson

(2018), Vol. 50, pp. 547-554, Journal of nutrition education and behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

The development of a web-based program to reduce dietary salt intake in schoolchildren: study protocol

C Grimes, A Booth, D Khokhar, M West, C Margerison, K Campbell, C Nowson

(2017), Vol. 6, JMIR Research protocols, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article
2016

Development and evaluation of a computer-based, self-management tool for people recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

A Booth, C Lowis, S Hunter, M Dean, C Cardwell, M McKinley

(2016), Vol. 2016, pp. 1-11, Journal of diabetes research, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal article

Hepcidin is a better predictor of iron stores in premenopausal women than blood loss or dietary intake

K Lim, A Booth, C Nowson, E Szymlek-Gay, D Irving, L Riddell

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2015

Micronutrient supplement use and diet quality in university students

A Wiltgren, A Booth, G Kaur, S Cicerale, K Lacy, M Thorpe, R Keast, L Riddell

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1094-1107, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Associations between dietary iron and zinc intakes, and between biochemical iron and zinc status in women

K Lim, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, R Gibson, K Bailey, D Irving, C Nowson, L Riddell

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 2983-2999, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Effect of increasing dietary calcium through supplements and dairy food on body weight and body composition: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

A Booth, C Huggins, N Wattanapenpaiboon, C Nowson

(2015), Vol. 114, pp. 1013-1025, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Mobile phone app aimed at improving iron intake and bioavailability in premenopausal women: a qualitative evaluation

D Mann, L Riddell, K Lim, L Byrne, C Nowson, M Rigo, E Szymlek-Gay, A Booth

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 1-12, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

journal article
2014

Iron status and dietary iron intake of female blood donors.

A Booth, K Lim, H Capper, D Irving, J Fisher, S McNaughton, L Riddell, A Keller, C Nowson

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 770-774, Transfusion, C1

journal article

Increasing iron and zinc in pre-menopausal women and its effects on mood and cognition: a systematic review.

K Lomagno, F Hu, L Riddell, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay, C Nowson, L Byrne

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 5117-5141, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2013

Iron and zinc nutrition in the economically-developed world: A review

K Lim, L Riddell, C Nowson, A Booth, E Szymlek-Gay

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 3184-3211, Nutrients, C1

journal article

Food choices that achieve calcium adequacy in older women

A Booth, C Nowson

(2013), Vol. 70, pp. 300-306, Nutrition and Dietetics, C1

journal article

Diet and physical activity in the self-management of type 2 diabetes: barriers and facilitators identified by patients and health professionals

A Booth, C Lowis, M Dean, S Hunter, M McKinley

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 293-306, Primary health care research and development, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2010

Patient recall of receiving lifestyle advice for overweight and hypertension from their General Practitioner

A Booth, C Nowson

(2010), Vol. 11, BMC Family Practice, C1

journal article
2008

Evaluation of an interactive, Internet-based weight loss program: A pilot study

A Booth, C Nowson, H Matters

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 371-381, Health Education Research, C1

journal article

Dietary approaches for weight loss with increased intakes of fruit, vegetables and dairy products

A Booth, C Nowson, A Worsley, C Margerison, M Jorna

(2008), Vol. 65, pp. 115-120, Nutrition and Dietetics, C1

journal article
2006

Evaluation of a brief pilot nutrition and exercise intervention for the prevention of weight gain in general practice patients

A Booth, C Nowson, N Huang, C Lombard, K Singleton

(2006), Vol. 9, pp. 1055-1061, Public Health Nutrition, C1

journal article
2005

Blood pressure change with weight loss is affected by diet type in men

C Nowson, A Worsley, C Margerison, M Jorna, S Godfrey, A Booth

(2005), Vol. 81, pp. 983-989, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Aussie Salt Challenge. A web-based intervention to reduce salt intake in Victorian school children

Dr Carley Grimes, Prof Caryl Nowson, Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Alison Booth

NHF Vanguard Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2015: $74,829

Industry and Other Funding

Mobile 'App' to improve intakes of bioavailable iron and zinc in premenopausal women and the impact on cognition, mood and fatigue

Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, A/Prof Linda Byrne, Prof Caryl Nowson

  • 2017: $46,000
  • 2016: $89,000
  • 2015: $89,000
  • 2014: $168,000
  • 2013: $50,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2016

Karen Huey Chuen Lim

Thesis entitled: Iron and Zinc Nutrition among Premenopausal Women

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences